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Author N'Diaye, Boubacar, 1956-

Title The challenge of institutionalizing civilian control : Botswana, Ivory Coast, and Kenya in comparative perspective / Boubacar N'Diaye.

Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2001.

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 UniM Bail  322.50967 NDIA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 191 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Assessing three of the most enduring civilian regimes in Africa--Botswana, Kenya, and, until the December 1999 coup, the Ivory Coast--Boubacar N'Diaye focuses on the role of civilian regimes in the institutionalization of civilian control. The author warns that only government legitimacy and a culture of genuine military professionalism are likely to assure civilian control of the military. N'Diaye calls for a bold conceptual shift in the study of African civil-military relations away from expedient short-term coup avoidance. Refreshingly, his study emphasizes the policies regimes enact instead of the structures of African societies or the personal idiosyncrasies of leaders. This book has important implications not only for understanding the causes and outcomes of coups in Africa, but also for the study of emerging democracies everywhere.
Subject Civil supremacy over the military -- Botswana.
Civil supremacy over the military -- Côte d'Ivoire.
Civil supremacy over the military -- Kenya.
ISBN 0739102397 (cloth : alk. paper)